Today was all planned out… I was going to drop my daughter off at pre-K and then head to the gym and do my workout. Then I planned on hitting the park and doing a few miles (walking) on the track before going to pick her up from school. A little well-needed, well-deserved “me time” as I like to call it. You know, the time a mom needs to regroup, mentally recharge, momentarily de-stress, and attempt to pull it all together. But things aren’t quite going according to plan, my plan, my “me plan”. Yup, my daughter has a case of the sniffles and thanks to a bit of head congestion and a stuffy nose I opted to keep her home and let her rest. No need to send her and have this manifest itself into a full fledge cold. So where does that leave me with my “me time”. It doesn’t… Sounds crazy, maybe. I mean, she’s up in bed and technically I have all the time in the world right now for me until she gets up. But after I finish the cup of coffee I am drinking and this blog post I will feel compelled to straighten up, catch up on some laundry, and start tackling all the little things that are on that “list” of mine – you know, the one that contains all the stuff you’d love to get to if you finished all of your regular chores. What I should do is my home workout – I am tempted, and I might just start it – but it’s not the same -its never the same as a good gym workout. So bye bye “me time”… until we meet again – on Thursday (I hope).
I am a mom to three awesome kids. They are my pride and joy, even when they manage to push my sanity to and often over the proverbial edge. They are my greatest achievements and I love watching them grow and come into their own selves. While I am married, ours is a blended family which is not without its challenges and stressors. It's that whole yours, mine and ours concept... A few years ago I went back to work full-time as a nurse. I love what I do, and I would like to think that after all this time I am very good at my job. Connecting with people at their most vulnerable and helping them heal, brings me a sense of purpose and gives meaning to what I do. I secretly have always had a passion for writing. When I started this blog I did so as a way to be able to express myself through my words; and hopefully inspire others through my life experiences as both a mom and a nurse. To be able to adequately convey just the right amount of my life experience, mixed with a little bit of humor, some impassioned views, some heartfelt emotion, and of course lessons learned, and in turn inspire others would be an awesome experience and privilege. Making sense out of chaos, finding silence amongst the noise, and locating solace during turmoil....its my blog that I am hoping will be my beacon and offer me light on my path.